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Egyptian Myths & Legends

Egyptian Myths & Legends

Tales of Heroes, Gods & Monsters
Prof Joyce Tyldesley
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Brief Description

The perfect introduction to the gods, traditions and culture of Ancient Egypt, bound in a seductive, collectable edition.

Full Description

Gorgeous Collector's Edition. The Myths of Ancient Egypt are tied intimately to the presence and natural rhythms of the Nile. With their complex and evolving mythology, the Egyptians explained the effects of famine, harvest, floods and death by creating a pantheon of gods that still holds our fascination today. This new book presents classic egyptological works, with a new introduction, and brings the stories of the ancients to life, from the birth of creation by Ra, the sun god, to the murder of Osiris, and the revenge of Horus. We gain glimpses of the underworld and the afterlife, as the rulers of Egypt claimed lineage from the Gods both worshipped and fashioned by the people of Egypt, at a time when humankind had begun to shape the world around it.

Author Biography

Joyce Tyldesley is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Manchester, where she teaches a suite of online courses to students worldwide. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Manchester Museum. Joyce has extensive experience of excavating in Britain, Europe and Egypt. She is the author of many bestselling books about ancient Egypt. Her book Cleopatra: Egypt's Last Queen was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week; her book Tutankhamun won the Felicia A. Holton Book Award, given by the Archaeological Institute of America.

Jackson is General Editor of The World's Greatest Myths and Legends series, with titles including 'Myths of Babylon', 'Indian Myth', 'Egyptian Myth', 'Norse Myth' and 'Polynesian Island Myth'. He is editor of 'Myths and Legends' and foreword writer for 'Celtic Myths and Tales'. Other related work includes articles on the Philosophy of Time, 'Macbeth, A Gothic Chaos' and William Blake's use of mythology in his visionary literature.